Sri Lanka - Christmas With Sunshine And Experiences Not Off-The-Shelf


This tiny teardrop shaped island has been the toast of luxury travel guides in 2019, and it's a lot more than glorious sun soaked beach villas. Spice up your indulgent winter-sun holiday until April 2020 with inspiring moments side by side with locals and make a trip to Sri Lanka more than just connecting the dots between those luxury stays and beach villas.


Immersive Luxury in The Cultural Triangle

For the culinary buff, we recommend our delightful farm to table moment. Not in your usual polished luxury five-star kitchens but where you really knead, roll and grind with an Ayu in the Wild local host. A farmer we have known for years. Cooking in Sri Lanka even made it into Harper’s Bazaar’s Ultimate Travel Experiences In Sri Lanka you should not to miss.


Stay : Book Kalundewa Retreat with Ayu in the Wild from November 2019 to April 2020 and enjoy a complementary farm to table experience. For longer winter-sun stays we offer a safari where Ayu in the Wild’s brilliant guides give insights on the matriarchal herds of wild elephants or moments of meditation, birding on rice paddies and more.

Why we love Kalundewa Retreat: The luxury is astounding and its just one of those places where you feel all is well with the world around us. A world hidden within 100 acres of rural farmlands. Contact our Travel Designers.



Safari Luxury

Your luxury winter-sun holiday on one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, must have a positive impact on the local environment and rural communities. For 21 million Sri Lankans, it matters. Choose from a selection of authentic interactions with locals we know personally; African styled safaris with insightful guiding and respect for wildlife, understand the nuances of jungle farming near wildlife parks, wilderness treks at sunrise to enjoy the smaller surprises bordering national parks, boat rides through mangroves and chats with locals on conservation, weaving and pottery with local women entrepreneurs, rice paddy treks through rural roads and more.


Stay: Book Chena Huts with Ayu in the Wild and get 10% off your stay or special spa credits when you book a 2 nights stay until 23 April 2020. For longer stays, we offer an immersive private safari with top notch guiding in Block 5 or Block 1 of Yala National Park where safari insights, bush picnics and delightful Ayu in the Wild guides will add a unique touch.

Why we love Chena Huts : Oh the space in those luxury cabins!



Soft Treks in the Golden Valley of Ceylon Tea

Ask for our carbon neutral tea experience with Aprons on! But first, chug along a beautiful railway journey in Sri Lanka through every shade of green. Ayu in the Wild’s Ceylon Tea Treks are a delight for every photographer. Get insider access with Ayu in the Wild guides for perfect photography moments of tiny Kovils, colourful locals and towering tea factories.


Stay : Book some cooler weather on your winter-sun holiday at the ultra-luxury Relais & Châteaux Ceylon Tea Trails with Ayu in the Wild and enjoy discounted stays, complementary train tickets and guided soft treks when you combine 2 or 3 Resplendent Ceylon Resorts between November 2019 to December 2020 (Offer not valid from 20th Dec 2019 to 10th Jan 2020).

Why we love Ceylon Tea Trails: Indulgence. Need we say more.



Epic Sunsets

A luxury winter-sun tropical island holiday is certainly incomplete without some coconut palm fringed beaches where frozen limbs from dreary winters can be thawed quicker than saying, ‘bring me a Pina colada’. With average temperatures hovering close to 30 degrees Celsius in December and getting hotter towards April 2020, Sri Lanka’s beautiful southern coast is not short of the most gorgeous villas with pools.

Maybe, we could even tempt you with a whale watching excursion on a private luxury yacht during your stay!


Stay: Contact our Travel Designers for Stay-Pay Offers in the best beach villas for a luxury winter escape, including; Cape Weligama, The Last House, Kumu Beach and many more in our portfolio. Offers vary for selected periods until April 2020.


As always, our luxury winter-sun holidays come with VIP fast tracking on arrival and departure in Sri Lanka.

Contact us for luxury tailor made itineraries in Sri Lanka.